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41, W. Jgetlarney, Proprietor.
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.of Education, 'and the best good Of r Potter
'county. Owning ;no guide ext!dt;t that of
;Principle. it will dhdeaver to aiL In the work
"of more fully Freedoinizing on; Country.
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MALTA LODGE. No. 342. AM.
STATED Meeting,s.con the 2nd and 4th Wednes
days of each month, Also Masonic gather
ings on every Wednesday Eve,.ing. ror work
and practice, at their Hatt in Coudersport.
TIMOTHY IVES, W. M.
SAMUEL HAVEN, Sec'y.
JOHN S. MANN,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
.Coudersport, Pa., will attend the several
Courts in Potter and M'Kean Counties. All
business entrusted in his care will receive
prompt attention. Office corner of West
and Third streets.
AIVIHUR G. OLMSTED,
ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Coudersport, Pa:, will attend to all busineSs
entrusted to his care, with promptnes and
fide ity. Office on 6'3th-west corner of Main
and Fourth streets: qt.
ISAAC - BENSON.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Coudersport, Pa., will
: attend to all business entrusted to him, with
-eareand promptness. Oflice on Second
near the Allegheny Bridge.
P.. w. KNOT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Coudersport, Pa., will
regularly attend the Courts in Potter and
the adjoining Counties.
0. T. ELLISON;
PRA.CTICANG PHYSICUN, Coudersport, Pa..
respectfully informs the citizens of the vil
lage and vicinity that he will promply re
spond to all culls for professional services.
- Office Oh Main st., in building formerly oc
cupied by C. W. Ellis, Esq.
C. S. & E. A. JONES,
DEALERS IN DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS
Oils, Fancy Articles, Stationery, Dry Good:
Groceries, &c., Main st., Coudersport, Pa.
D. E. OLMSTED,
DEALER IN DRY GOODS,
Clothing, Crockery, Groceries, &c., Main st.,
bEALER in Dry Goods,Groceries, Provisions,
Hardware, Queensware, Cutlery, and all
Goods usually found in a country Store.—
Coudersport ; Nov. 27, 18G1.
M. W. MANN,
DEALER IN BOOKS St STATIONERY, MAG.
AZINES and Music, N. W. corner of Main
and Third sis., Conderspoit, Pa.
D. F. GLASSNIIRE, Proprietor, Corner o-
Main and Second Streets, Coudersport, Pot
ter Co. Pa.
Livery Stable is also kept in conned
tion with this Hotel.
pußvtiort, CONVEYANCER, Sac.; BROOK
LAND, Pm, (formerly Cusliineille.) °dice
'in his .lore building. .;
TAlLOR—nearly opposite the Court House—
will make all clothes intrusted to him in
the latest and best styleS —Prices to suit
the times.—Give him a call 13.41
ANDREW §LINBERG &
TANNERS AND-CARRIERS.—Hides, tanned
on the shares, in the best manner. Tan
nery on the east side of Allegany river.
Coudersport, Potter county, Pa.—Jyl7,'Cl
OL3ISTED & KELLY,
DEALER IN STOVES, TIN & SHEET IRON
WARE, Main st., nearly opposite the Court
Honse, Coudersport, Pa. Tin and Sheet
Iron Ware made to order in good style, on
short notice. '
"TEE 17 AIM "
ARCH STREET, ABOVE THIRD, •
'UPTON S. NEWCOMER, Proprietor.
This Hotel is central, convenient by
Passenger cars to all parts of the city, and in
every particular adapted to the %rants of the
bdsiness public. •
Terms $1 50 per gay
COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY ; PENN.;
A. S. ARMSTRONG
VlAVlNG•refitted and newly furnished the
.1.1 house on Main street, recently occupied
by It. Rice, is prepared to accommodate the
triveling.public in as gOod style as, can be had
is toivn.%,,;lso,thing that can in any way in
crease the comforts of the guests be tie
stetted. Dee. 11,1861
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Stay, lady, stay, for mercy's sake,
And hear a tender orphan's tale ;
I'm sure my looks must pity wake.
'T'is grief that makes se look so pale ;
For I was once a mother's pride,
And my poor father's hope and joy.
But in the Nile's proud fight he died,
And left me a pour orphan boy.
0, 'foolish child! how pleased was I, •
Wnen news of Nelson's victory came, ,
AlUng , the crowded streets to fly,
And see the lighted windows flame;
To force me home my mother sought,
She could lot bear to see my joy, •
For with my father's blood 't was bought,
And left me a poor orphan boy.
The people's shouts were long and loud,
My 'mother, shuddering, closed her ears
"Rejoice! Rejoice !"-hurraed the crowd,
My mother'answered. with her tears.
"Ah why do'tears steal down your cheek?"
Cried I, "while others shout for joy ?"
She kissed me, and in accents Weak
She called me her poor orphan boy.
."What is [IQ orphan boy ?" I said.
When suddenly she gasped for breath;
When her eyes closed, I flew for aid;
Alas l they closed in death.
My hardships since I cannot tell,
But know no more a parent's joy;
An 1 lady. I'have learned full a ell
What't tis to be an crphan boy.
nod weit I by your bounty fed—
,:\u! g,ot.e lady. do not chide;
Perum me, I mean to earn my bread;
The sailor's orphan boy has pr'de :
Lady, you weep; what is't you say?
You'll viva me clothing, food, employ?
Look down, dear parents! look and see
Your happy, happy orphan boy.
It was a warui evening iu early June,
and in the parlor of a pleasant house iu
street, in the handsome city of
Philadelphia,' a ;merry party of young
fetus were holding a warw; laughing dis
Susy Arnold, the young hostess, who
kept house for her brothers, Harry and
George, took one side of the question,
white three other gentlemen, besides her
tall brothers, opposed her. Charles Gray,
a blue eyed, curly-headed man, whose
fair, round face and boyish air formed an
apparent contradiction to the assertion he
wade of having, lire years before attained
his majority ;''Jue. Norris, who from a
Spanish mother inherited jetty hair and
eyes, and pale complexion, and from his
father, a tall, fit figure and frank ingen
ions expressi , on; and Milton Dacres,
whose small figure and bashful ways, ac
counted fully for his nickname Minnie;
these three, with the amaiers of the house,
waged_ playful war upon the little brown
eyed maiden who sat so demurely upon
"Say what you please," said Susy, "you
will never convince me of the superiority
of man in . the capacity of housekeeper."
"But I maintain," said Joe, "that men
can keep house without mitten, but that
women cannot do so unless we will assist
"For instance," said. Harry, "when
your hircd girl was sick last winter, Sue,
how would such a mite as you have bro't
uo coal, kept up thu furnace fire, and
lifted about wood, unless your two broth
ers had gallantly relieved you of the care ?"
"Not to wention that the furnace fire
went out tbree
"A truce," said George, laughing.-•
"That was my fault, but accidents will
happen in the best regulated families."
"I only wish you could keep house; for
I would accept Aunt Jane's invitation to
travel with her this summer, were it not
for leaving you."
"I have ,an idea" cried Charles Gray—
"an idea , Which, if you will agree to act
upon it, shall fully cure the svoinen.of the
insane notion of their indispensibility
ahem ! that word nearly choked we."
"The ndgalltint sentence should have
quite strangled you," said Susy.
"Present euwpauy always excepted,"
was the reply
"The idea I let's have the idea."
"Suppose 4e keep house here, while
3liss Susy travels."
"Here!" crie4 Susy aghast.
"Yes,- w - hy, uut 7"
"But," said Susy, "I'm sure Jenny
would not stay."
"We duu't want her; we want no wo
Visions )f muddy boots on her parlor
sofas, cigars in the flower vases, pipes on
'the centre tables, spittoons in the best
bed-rooms, and frying pans in the library,
flitted through the young lady's mind;
but before ehe could remonstrate, Harry
"So be it ! Hurrah for bachelor's hall.
Pack up your trutik, Susy !"
"Glorious I" cried Charles, "not a pet
ticoat within the doors for a month."
"But," again said poor Susy.
"No fusses about tobacco awoke in the
curtains,"' chiwed in George.
"Won't it:be n•ay ?" said Minnie.
"Gay !".groaned the little housekeeper.
"Lay' in 'supply of - cipro, George,"
THE ORPHAN BOY.
How-Flve Bachelors Kept
Deboteb to ti)e .of Due, poehacy,. qqa flee Diseh)iintioli of ijohli - 19, Y.iteNighe fetus.
0013DERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA.,' WEDNESDAY, NAY 21, 1862.
suggestOd Jou.Un do you go, Miss
" - MOnday."
"Then on Monday morning we will come,
bag and baggage."
With many a flourish, atnidst, the gay
est jokes, George wrote out a solemn con.
tract, by which they bound themselves to
ask no service of arry kind 'at a wowac's
hand for one month froth the date of the
following Monday, June,lB6o. and all put
their signatures to the important docu
ment. Susy seeing that her brothers were
really in earnest, tried to think that she
was glad to go; and added her laughing
directions to the many schemes propose" .
At a late hour the conclave broke up, and
Susy retired with a head full of sore mis
Monday morning rose fair and clear.
Six o'clock saw Susy drive away from the
door in a carriage, the trunk strapped
behind, the lady's pretty travelling dress
and the shawl of her cousin and caviller
all bespeaking travel. Susy saw the ser
vant depart to spend a month with her
mother in the country. Nine o'clock
witnessed the meeting of the- young
"Now then," said George, after the first
greetings were over, "I, as the eldest host,
will take charge today. As Susy says,
when are you going down town ?"
"I have nothing to do to-day, so I'll
stay to assist you," said Minnie.
"What's for dinner e said Joe, trying
to look like the head of a respectable family.
and tailing most deplorably in theatteuipt.
"You'll see at three o'clock."
"Is that the how ?"
"Yes, and remember I wait for no one.
Punctuality is the soul of dinner, as some
body. once said before I mentioned the
Having seen the others off, George aad
Minnie went into the library for a smoke,
to prepare them for the Herculean task
"See, we are safe," said George, pro
ducing a cook book.
"111 rs. Hale ! that's a woman !" cried
"Whew ! never once thought of that.
We will stick to tite contract. My dear
=dm, I am sorry to appear rude, but I
must showyou back to the book case."
"What's for dinner ?" said Minnie,
"Roast lawb, potatoes, green pons, as
paragus, and strawberries."
"That'll do. Don't you have to shell
peas or sowetbing
"Yes, that's easy enough."
"It's awful hot," said Minnie, after a
"Suppose we shell the peas up here.
It's cooler here than in the kitchen. I
suppsse there's a fire there."
'l'll go bring them up."
-"They're in a basket on the table. Just
leave the rest of the thins down there."
'Shelling peas was rapid work, even for
unaccustomed fingers; but it is a matter
of taste whether the thorough .smoking
they tn.d from the actively puffed cigars
improved their flavor.
"Now what do you do with them," said
"There ain't many of them," he added,
as he looked at the little green balls roll
ing about at the bottom of the huge mar
ket basket and then eyed the large pile
of shells on the floor.
"You boil them, of course," was the
answer of George.
"Then suppose we go doWn."
"Well, conic along," said George, tak
ing un the baskst..
The fire burned brightly ; Jennie bad
left all in good order, and the proqect
was nut bad for the amateur cooks."
"What do you boil them iu, George.?"
"But where is it?"
"In sonic of the closets, I guess."
Susy would surely have fainted could
she have seen the overhauling of her
neatly arranged closets that followed.
"This ?" Minnie dragged forth a pot,
large enough to buil about twenty pounds
of meat in. -
In they went, 'unwashed.
'Hot water or cold ?'
'All right; that's done.'
'Now the asparagus ; how do you fit it?'
'I wonder if you roast mutton in this
thing!' said George,, holding up a large
'I guess so. . You put it in the oven,
¬ you ?' •
George determined to find a book on
cookery written by a man, the very next
'You boil asparagus, don't you George?'
'Yes, here's a tin thing that's long end
shallow ; I guess that's for such things.'
And a. dripping pan came forth from- the
The asparagus fitted in like a charm, as
both men declared, add crater was added
and all set.on the range. _ '
The mutton next went, on,the pudding
'dish, into the oven.
'Come let's go up stairs again , it's fear-
fully hot 'down here,' said George.
glut the clamor ?'
"Oh, that's got nothing to do but to
'cook until three welock:
'Oh, George, here,s the potatoes
Another put was procured, and the po
tatoes, with about two gallons of water to
the half peck of igurphies, put on the fire.
Smoking, °baiting, reading, and a little
practtce on the violin, filled up the morn
ing, though George declared it was bor.
rid dull, and Minnie wondered what. on
earth women did fiv tt h themselves.
Half past two brought home three hun
gry men to dinner.
Leaving tlie conks to 'dish up,' they all
adjourned to the parlorto cool themselves.
That it was dusty there, was not noticed.
Jennie had made the beds before she left,
but dusting the parlors was Susy:s work,
and her early start had prevented her
from doing it.
'George'—pinkie's voice was rather
'The fire is out.'
wonder if anything is cooked?
'The asparagus is t urnt fast to the pan.'
'Su is the meat !'
'Broken all to pieces, floating about in
'The peas are all mushy, Minnie!'
'Punctuality is the soul - of dinner,'
cried Joe, from the parlor; it's ten min
utes past three.'
'Go set the table,' growled George.
It was unique in its arrangements, that
table, as the'g,entleuien sat down to dinner.
The meat figured on au enormous dish,
with at, ocean of white china surrounding
its shrunken proportions. The potatoes,
in little lumps, unskined, were piled up
in a fruit dish ; the green mass which
Minnie had with infinite difficulty fished
from the meat pot, was served on a red
earthen plate, and the stalks of asparagus
were in the salad bowl I The table-cloth
was awry, and the napkins were omitted
'Where's the giavy ?' was Joe's first
'There wasn't any'"
'The meat is burned,' cried one voice
'lt's stone cold, cried another.
'What's this r said another,. digging
into The pile of peas.
'Fungi; !' followed a daring attempt to
eat some asparagus. "
'Never mind,' said Joe. Rome was
net built in a day. Give us some bread
and butter, and pickles, George.'
'Nu, nut pickles, preserves,' said Char
'Susy locked both up,' said Harry,
laughing. •She declared a woman put
them up, and .that if w‘t wanted theta we
must prepare them for ourselves.' '
Minnie produced the strawberries and
some sugar, and the gentlemen declared
they had dived superbly.
'You fellows clear away,' said Minnie,
`You wash up, don't yon ?' queried Joe.
'W here's, the water?'
'ln the hydrant.'
'What do yoo wash 'em in ?'
'Pan, I guess.'
' Away - went Joe on a voyage of inves
tigation, and returned soon with a tin dish
full of cold water. The 'leavings,' as
Harry termed the remains of the sumptu
ous dinner, were thrown from the window
into F)usys flower beds, and armed with
a bar of soap and a fine damask. table nap
kin, Joe began to wash up. '
'How the grease sticks !'
Perspiration streaming from every pore,
he rubbed wanfully at the greasy plates
and dishes, and if the water was cold, he
certainly was not.
have wet my shirt front!' Splash No. 1!.
'Good for white pants!' Splash No. 2.
'Phut went into my eyes somebody
wipe them, my hands are wet. Don't rub
them 'out, Hai l'
The table was cleared at last. Five
damp, greasy napkins thrown into a cor
ner of the room, testified that the dishes
were washed and-wiped. The water fol
lowed the leavings, and the quintet . sat
down . to cool off. (Do cigars assist that
,Spite of the superb dinner, five 'inner
men' 'called, like Oliver Twist, for more,
at about 7 o'clock.
'What's for tea ?' Four voices echoed it.
'Let's have coffee; I cau wake coffee,'
'And a steak . I can cook it,' cried Joe.
'There's bread and butter,' said Harrv.
George weft for the steak; Zlinnie un
dertook to make the fire; Harty cut the
brerd; Joe set the table ; while Charley
cleared the kitchen by sweepitig, the pots
and pans used at dinner in a.closet, wash
ing being omitted in the operation.
Minnie, blowing_ and puffing waking
the fire, was sainted with—
'How it stookeg !'
!What ails thib.fire May
Harry discovered tht► caoe, Utit
the damper, and a merry blaze repaid him.
The coffee boiled; the steak sputtered in
the pan, and the men panted, perspired;
whistled, and used irepiopei words civet
the heat. .
It was a good supper, and piling up the
dishes—it Was too hot to wash them—
the five bachelors _returned to the pailor.
It was involuntary, but each pair - of
eyes rested fora moment on the . keat usy ,
Was Wont to occupy. A little music, more
talking, and ktill more Snicking filled the
time till midnight, when each one yatined
himself off to bed. Harry, who was the
one to lock up, was the latest... The kitch
en lookdd dreary; no fire, the greasy, fry
ing pan pla - ced as a helmet over the' coffee
pot, bits et bread Nina about loose, dirty
puts here and dirty dishes 'thire. 'The
parlor Was in disorder; chairs stood in
forlorn confusion; smoke hung over, all
The dining room, with its piles of dirty
cups, saucers and plates, its unswept &Or,
greasy napkins, and smoky atmosphere,
was worst of all, and Harry inwardly ad
mitted that somehow the house did not
look as comfortable as usual.
There was fun the nest morning wak
ing up the beds. The milkman and ba
ker bad vainly knocked for admittance;
and finally retired in disgust, and the
bachelors breakfasted off the stale- bread
left from the night's feast, nod the Coffee
black and sweet
'Every wan clear up his own room.'
The order given, each started to 'obey.
Joe pulled aff the clothes from his bed,
and having laid the bolster and pillow on,
proceeded to put on first a blanket, next
a spread, and finally the two sheets, fin.
fishing oh the whole by putting himself
on the top to rest from histoils. Minnie,
after pulling all the clothes off oh one
side in trying to tuck I thaw in on the
other, and then correcting the mistake by
tucking them in on' - the Other, side and
pulling them off the first, put his bolster
on over the pillows, and concluded it
would do. Charley merely suioth'ed his
down, sagely observing that if he pulled
the things off he never could put; them
on again. Harry and George, who shared
the same room, having followed Churley's
plan„put on an extra touch by sweeping
the room, and leaving a pile of dust lying
in the middle of the eotrv.
Three day's experience convinced them
that bachelors' cookery was slow itarva
thin. Steaks and coffee for breakfast
were follow :•d by coffee and steaks for
dinner,, and both for tea. Charley sug
gested that they should have their meals
sent front a restaurant.
4.11 -atm cooks, so we stick to the con
crt,' was his final observation
The motion was seconded and carried
by a unanimous vote.
By this tithe every dish, plate. napkin,
pot and pan in the house was dirty, and
joyfully concluding that they wouldn'-t
want them any more, the gentlemen piled
them up iu the kitchen sink, on the floor
and table, and left them.
'Elarry'—it was George's voice—'l
haven't got a clean shirt.'
'l've got one.'
'Nor a handkerchief, nor a collar, nor a
pair of stockings, nor—'
'Stop ! Two weeks since Susy went,
and no washing day !'
There was a dead silence.
.Wito knows how to wash r
sc'en it done,' said one faint
voice, owned - by Charley. 'You soap the
things and rub 'em on a board.'
'Can anybody iron ?'
They all thodght they could manage
The kitchen was opened for the first
time for ten days. One cry burst from
five pair of lips. Tables, chairs, floor,
dresser, sink, were one mass of roaches,
collected by the greasy dishes. They
overran every place.
'Shut the door. Now for it,' cried
George. and dashed at the invaders. Bed
lam seemed to have broken loose. In
reaching after one of the 'crittels' Charley
upset the table. Crash went the crockery.
Screams of laughter, cries of disgust,
blows thick as hail, comments on the heat,
jokes, and warnings flew about for an
hour, and then the panting partyl'eeased
from their labors, and viewed sternly the
'cold corpuses' of their foes. A scream
'There's one down my back I
George cried—'.Toe, there's one on
'Don't mention it. took at the, fellow
on your shirt sleeve.' "
• A general %tampede for the bath root
'Let's wash up he:e.'
No sooner said than done. The soiled
clothes were collected from all tht6voms,
and the boards and soap brought Up from
Joe - and Harry -- washed;- blistering
hands and streamine foreheads te4ifying
to their efforts—Cold water rep tired a
r ,, , 7-1-1:: , .m..'-2 1 .- : witi,l*Wit
. ' 11 40 1 0:4 1 ;9 0 :rWitNTCPM. v'°'r
great deal of rubbihg, somefitm the' .
thingi had Odle* 'tinge after'4l4--:as
George fremarked: as be - . wrung them out:,
Minnie objecting to:going , io,t9,AP.Puli
hung them over,the chairs in the dining
room and the bitinisters in thelentry'ais
fast — as George an Charfdy - heir
out. Dinner time came andlotind'therk
still at work.: Dinner ..esten, the idishes
carried; off by the waiter from the restart-
rant; they changed places', and the wa,s4.,
era wrung and hung up; 'emits theoth'its"'
washed. . • '
Six O'clock saw the last - shirt hanging
in damp limpness 'over the parlorthw.
deher ;, the hand kerchiefs , waved , froro the
mantlepiece, and - the steokioga: dangled
from the bars of:the pancerbury.
'They always iron - the nest day, so OAT
can dry in, the taght,l , said, Harry .,.
After another Slaughter' . of roaelti id
the Mbrning; - the fire was lighted;ll4
irons put 'on; .and the clothes - - colleeteir;
rough ;and dry, ,for Abe final ronottes.4
Every; mab had visions of smooth , .clean
linen to repay him for.,his unatCustotbeil
efforts; Such, is 'hope
Charley took thi - tirit.step.' Planting
his iron on the ,front of a shirt,a - smell
greeted his nostrils, and he liftedit agaiti
to behold a large brown mark, the precise
shape:of the fiat•iren, burned on the libsoni
of his 'go to meeting, shirt! Minitel — ,
iron, - being almost' cold, -was .tratelling
briskly up and down his shirt, but pre:
ducing no visible effect.
It was humiliating but trtte. tat . Jed
took an order to a gentleman's furnishing
Store that mornine: for a supply of - linen;
and the 'washed clothes'. were consigned
to the 'pot closet' to await Sussy's. return.
Susy's return p How can I deseribe
Every wan on that day found he.had ad
iinwrative eno m agement abroad, and bill
littl6ft'Aden found an empty honk& She
wait first to the - parlor. Dust lay in plea.
One curtain was torn from the cornice;
and lay in limp folds against the window:
Cigars lay about, loose, some whole, sown
hailsmoked, some reduced to •a. 'mere
stump, 'spittoons were in every' conieh
the chairs were 'promiscuously derange;
on the centre table three bottles.tWo demi:
johns - , a pack of cards, and about two doz:
en tumblers replaced her pretty books.
The 'piano bote two pairs of boots, deposz
ited there when, the owners were too tired'
to g o up stairs, and forgotten afterwards';
the Canterbury had'a dish of chicken salad
reposing peacefully upon it; one ottoman
supported a hat and cane, snottier a coat;
every chair carried some relic of the de=
parted guests; here a handkerchief, there
a cigar case, ou one a nocket comb, on
another a toothpick. Susy was dismayed;
but, like a brave little woman, determined
to fUee all 'the muss' at once. The kftchz
en came nest. As we'have described it,
on the eventful ironing day,st, it remain;
cd, roaches inclusive, rueandering every:
where. The library was nest in order;
until was the counterpart of the 'pada;
only more so; dining room ditto, bet/
rooms to watch.
Susy looked at the washboards in dill
bath room, the parlor chairs in the kitell
en,' ('lt was the nearest,' Joe said WWI
they brought. item out 0 - the frying-On
in the bed-room, Charley broke, his be
sin,;) the bread pan in the spare room
('for dirty water' Joe said;) the diih
clOths in the bed rooms (towels all dirty.)
She contemplated the floors, Unswept for
a month ; marked the dust, the accumu
lation of a similar time, and then went to
her own room, the only, orderly,('because
untouched place in, the house. A little
note lay ou the table :
own beat ! It takes a WOuiaa
We beg pardon ! We'll do so no
Clear up and invite us to dinner,
'FIVE REPENTANT RACHEIMRS.;
'Speaking of bathing,'. said Mrs. l'ar
tington, from behind the steam that arose
from her 4 t€a as a vail 'to her blukhes
when touching upon so delreate a_subßee,
'some cats bathe with perfect itupufity
in water aacold as Greenland's icy uMn
tains and India's coral strands, but for
3y 'part I prefer to have the water a lit
tle Ltorpid.' The steam still .most and
prevented her from seeing the hayed lie
was making on the preserved pears.
'How high did the water get or! :Our
floor ?' was asked of a resident-of , onn, uf
the !more favored localities of Sacramento
ftei the late flood. •Just high - enough
to take the starch oat of cuLOirt
said l he. But as if ansiena to maintain
the ;•good btanding of real estate in The
know I am a very shoit. time - -
A married lady consulted her virYer
bn the following'4uestion, viz :' , Attl wed
dedgqr. T— for his wealth, and . Ott
wealth is DOW spout, am . .I not to allitt
tents and purposes a widow, and at Mkt- •
ty to marry again?',. '
If yon could'stand eoollf by, avid ski
tha , cruelty you: could , cheeS ur : :the
Wrong you could right,,Bo ntt
lingo to 4 0 it, you are, not, Abe reader
I : want,. nor the human being ,‘htiosti
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